Market Journal: Managing Rootworms; Assessing Pasture Quality

Market Journal: Managing Rootworms; Assessing Pasture Quality

View the full Jan. 23 Market Journal episode or selected segments below.

Jan. 23, 2015

On this week's Market Journal Nebraska Extension entomologist Bob Wright explains how rootworm resistance may force growers to manage pests differently. See this week's CropWatch story  to access the Plant Management Network seminar, "Corn Rootworm Management in the Transgenic Era," organized by Wright.

Also on the Jan. 23 Market Journal:

Range and Pasture Management — Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, gives an update on the current condition of Nebraska's pastures and ranges. Anderson also explains why cows and calves might benefit from drinking water out of tanks, rather than ponds or creeks.

Cattle Market Analysis — Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, analyzes the recent slide in cattle markets. Mike also talks about feedlot margins and demand for beef.

Genetically Engineered Animals — Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis Cooperative Extension specialist in animal genomics and biotechnology, discusses genetically engineered animals. Van Eenennaam also talks about possible consumer fears surrounding genetically engineered animals. View her recent Heuermann Lecture presentation.

Weather Forecast — Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Next Week

John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, will analyze corn and soybean markets and Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, will discuss grain storage quality.

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